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6/27/2006


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Cherrish S. Pryor
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Councillor Pfisterer’s Jobs Fair A Huge Success


Indianapolis - The Second Annual Jobs Fair hosted by City County Councillor Marilyn Pfisterer in conjunction with WESCO Westside Weed and Seed, Hawthorne Community Center and George Washington Community School saw more than 660 people seek job opportunities on June 21, 2006. Twenty-nine companies took applications during the event and many expressed satisfaction with the number of people that attended and the level of skills displayed by the job applicants.

"Westside residents have a great deal to contribute to the community", said Councillor Pfisterer. "We are very proud of our job force and want to connect that force to the employers of Marion County and beyond," she said.

Organizing the event was easy and extremely effective thanks to the tremendous support from community organizations such as WESCO Westside Weed and Seed, Hawthorne and George Washington Community School. Those organizations got the word out to individuals that were looking for a job or seeking to change their employers.

The Jobs Fair also received a lot of support from the Latino community. There were 18 volunteers on hand to assist individuals. That number included seven interpreters.

"I am grateful for the support of the partners and the success that happened during the event. We are already planning to make the Third Annual Jobs Fair a bigger success for the companies that participate and the individuals that seek new jobs," commented Councillor Pfisterer.

The 2007 date for the Third Annual Jobs Fair will be announced next year.

 

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